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Al Jazeera America
Aug 27, 2013 10:00pm EDT
says it is certain chemical weapons were used in syria, and blames the syrian government for the attack. the white house has promised an intelligence report on the attack later this week. >> translator: we are all hearing the drums of war being beat around us, if the countries are willing to launch a military act against syria, i believe the pretext of chemical weapons is false, baseless and groundless. and as i said, i challenge, i dare them to produce one single piece of evidence. >>> inspectors from the un are still in syria looking for evidence of chemical weapons. >>> one of the largest wildfires in california history moved deeps into yosemite national park. >>> the city of detroit is getting a makeover. the state plans to demolish nearly 4,000 abandoned homes to remove the blithe. >>> and at least 21 people in texas have been sickened from a measles outbreak. that's the headlines "consider this" is up next on al jazeera. ♪ ♪ >>> who is bash aral-assad. the syrian president could be forcing america into another unpopular mideast war. how did a man who trained to be an op
Al Jazeera America
Aug 26, 2013 10:00pm EDT
obama administration considering how to respond to what it is calling undeniable use of chemical weapons in syria. the secretary of state said the attack was a moral obscenity, and said all signs point to the assad regime. >>> the nation's biggest forest fire is now threating more than 4500 structures in california. >>> the military trial of nidal hassan now in its sentencing phase. he was found guilty of killing 13 people in 2009. >>> students and teachers wrapped up their first day of school in chicago. some parents are complaining students are forced to walk through crime areas in chicago because of school closures. >>> those are the headlines. "consider this" is next on al jazeera. i'll see you back here at 11:00 eastern time. and you can always get the latest online at aljazeera.com. ♪ ♪ >>> america inching toward action in syria. president obama, and secretary of state kerry are weighing the options as the world waits. if the u.s. does intervene what would the cost be financially and emotionally, and will americans tolerate another conflict in the middle east. and the o
Al Jazeera America
Aug 27, 2013 1:00am EDT
punishing people who have used these banned weapons, or will it be in support of a broader political process? i think it will be the former for some of the reasons that you have outlined. i am not sure the american people are looking for a long-standing conflict but i think many would support a pun i have been action. >> let's talk more about the people because it seems like these gut-wrenchingpects didn't have an impact on them being against military engagements. there was an abc poll that less than three thought the afghan had been worth despite osama bin lauden. where do we draw the line? >> i think not just the ambiguous outcomes in the wars in afghanistan but also the libyan situation in which they thought we were doing good in the world, and we helped overthrow gaddafi, and then we had ambassador chris stevens, who was really a hero in the benghazi area killed in that very city when he was ambassador and then they have seen egypt and yemen erupt and i think they writely believed that america's apparent america'sability to flinfluencee evenltsdz would be limited and it's costly
Al Jazeera America
Aug 30, 2013 10:00pm EDT
using chemical weapons. there are more disturbing weapons coming out of syria. there was an attack in northwest syria. the bomb may have contained napon or similar substance that sticks to skin and causes severe burns. consider this is next. >> the action or inaction in syria. the death toll for the recent gas attack has risen, giving more fuel to those who want to attack the country. but who will get help and who will get hurt if america intervenes? and more than a million syrian children most under 11 are now refugees. the major humanitarian crisis, and what's next. >>> plus california losing money from the movie industry. and google and the world brain. the internet giant plants to put every book in the world online. >>> hello, in consider this, there are grave concerns. a threat to national security and a challenge to the world. >> it increases the risk of chemical weapons, and what we use of the future and it falls in the hands of terrorist who is might use them against us. >> reporter: and as secretary of state said the syrian president should be punished for what he called crim
Al Jazeera America
Aug 27, 2013 10:00am EDT
just very dug in. nevertheless i agree with chris hill that we can't just give us and quit trying, and i'm a bit skeptical about that number of 60,000 russians in syria. >> the russians themselves have reported that number. >> chris you were involved in bosnia actively. and their air strikes ended up working against russian wishes, is that a model of what could happen in syria? >> i wish it were. we certainly had large problems with the russians, but i think the russia of putin is different from the russia of yeltsin for some of the reasons that ted outlined. this is a very aggrieved russia, and as richard suggested they are kind of holding on with their fingertips to the arab world. so this is a tall order, and i think it's much more difficult than the '90s, and as ted just said, we have to keep working with the russians on this, and i think trying to put something together in terms of what will the future of syria look like? a lot of people say the model today is somehow bosnia or kosovo, and in kosovo and bosnia, we worked out various peace agreements so that people would have
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 1:00am EDT
convinced that syria used chemical weapons against its own people. the president said he is still deciding his administration's next step. >> what i've also concluded is that direct military engagement in syria would not help the situation on the ground. >> the u.n. security council failed to agree to adopt a resolution to condemn syria for the attack. the five-member council met wednesday. russia and china are against the use of force. >>> army major nidal hasan was sentenced to the death penalty, and that sentence will automatically be appealed. >>> crews are using drones to three over the flames to spot new break outside. those are the latest headlines. i'm stephanie sy of new york. "consider this" is next. and you can always get the latest news online any time of day at www.aljazeera.com. >> al-jazeera america, a new voice in american journalism. >> introduces "america tonight". gas. >> a fresh take on the stories that connect to you. states. >> grounded. >> real. >> unconventional. >> we spent time with the gangster disciples. >> escape from the unexpected. >> i am a cancer s
Al Jazeera America
Aug 24, 2013 10:00pm EDT
an bay prison, and he joins us from portland, oregon. thank you both for joining us, and witch, i would like to start with you. you were a prison guard at pellic an bay until two years ago, and james beard, from the department of corrections, he said isolation is needed because of the gangs. they're necessary to keep violent inmates from harming other inmates. the leaders of the most violent and influential prison gangs in california, the familia and the black guerilla family. you saw them firsthand. and you believe they deserve it? >> i believe they deserve to be in the shoe. the security housing unit. i don't believe that california's facilities are as solitary as you're projecting it in the broadcast. inmates have contact with between 8 and 15 inmates at least three times every two days, and they relate to numerous staff, custody, medical and counseling staff. >> it's not as extreme as some super maxes around the country, where there's no contact with anybody. but you say there's no question that the security housing units in california are something that is essential for priso
Al Jazeera America
Aug 26, 2013 10:00am EDT
bay. and richard macnamara, a corrections officer at pellic an bay for 17 years. he joins us from portland, oregon. my thanks to all of you, and dolores, i want to start with you. you've been campaign on the issue of security housing units for a very long time. what makes you so angry at what's going on in california and particularly your son? >> well, in the state of california, to end up in solitary confinement, they don't have to have a rules violence report. it's more based on who we think you are, who we think you might know, or what we think you might do, but the problem is a lot of it is based on a lot of prison statements, and nobody knows who these prisoners are. and i did hear on the interview, where it's described in pellic an bay as having with 8 to 10 individuals, and this is absolutely not true. if they let reporters in to see, they are taken into the yard and they're taken there alone. very few men are double bunked and for the most part, they're single cell. >> what changes have you seen in your son? has he changed dramatically? >> my son does study. ask the we're
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 1:00am EDT
stories. the obama administration says certain chemical weapons were, in fact, used in syria. it blamed the syrian government for the attack and has promised an intelligence report this week. the syrian government denies the accusations. >> we are all hearing the drums of war being beaten around us. if these countries are willing to launch an aggression or military act against syria, i believe the pretext of chemical weapons is false, baseless and groundless. and as i said, i challenge, i dare them to produce anything single piece of evidence. >>> one of the largest wildfires california has ever seen moved deeper into yosemite national park. and now it covers 280 square miles, at least 64 of which are inside the park. >>> health officials in texas are now working to contain a me he wills outbreak. it's linked to a so-called mega church in the dallas area where at least 21 people have been sickened so far. >>> the nation celebrates the 50th anniversary of the march on washington wednesday. in 1963, dr. martin luther king, jr. led a march to the lincoln memorial calling for civic rights f
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 10:00am EDT
memorial begins at 2:00 eastern time, so please stay with us. >>> the united states is now sending a special envoy to north korea. in april a north careen court sentenced kenneth bay to 15 years of hard labor on charges of subversion. as always more news right after the break on al jazeera. ♪ this is the 900-page document we call obamacare. it could change costs, coverage, and pretty much all of healthcare in america. my show sorts this all out. in fact, my staff has read the entire thing. which is probably more than what most members of congress can claim. we'll separate politics from policy, and just prescribe the facts. what happens when social media uncovers unheard and fascinating news stories? >> they share it on a stream. you are consuming them. that's next on "consider this." >>> consider this on an issue as far reaching as same-sex marriage, does the individual have the power to make major policy changes? last week one man in new mexico decided to begin issuing couples. >> we dropped everything and ran over here, that's why he only has a tank top on. >> she came out to the
Al Jazeera America
Aug 21, 2013 1:00am EDT
yard if they get involved in violent incidents. we use the security cameras to see who they were interacting with during and prior and incidents. they have an extensive process. and in fact, the majority in solitary confinement are there because we have so few cells for solitary confinement. knowing a gang affiliation is really not that difficult to process but to get enough pieces of information together and put effort. >> delores? that. that's the reasoning for this hunger strike. nowhere in these prisoners demands are they even offered immediate solitary confinement. so that the gang leaders want to go out and run these yards. >> but, delores they have asked for limited time in con solitary confinement. they are not asked to be released. they're asked for limited time. >> this is no comparison for 30 years. what they're asking for is fair due process because of the reasoning for placement. they will use other prisoners being held in solitary confinement. so, here you have this prisoner in solitary confinement who you are allegeing is the worst oh of the worse. but they stay ot
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 10:00pm EDT
extensive discussions with my national security team. if the assad regime used chemical weapons on his own people, that that would change some of our calculations, and the reason has to do with not only international norms, but also america's core self interests. >> the army major convicted of killing 13 people at fort hood in texas has been sentenced to die. nadal hassan was sentenced earlier today. that sentence will be automatically appealed. >> on the 50th anniversary of martin luther king's "i have a dream" speech, thousands gathered in washington, d.c. again. former presidents, celebrities and every day americans were there. >> near two weeks, firefighters are till fighting that fire out in california. we'll have the latest news coming up at 11:00 here on aljazeera. ♪ theme ♪ theme >> as the u.s. may be drawing closinger to intervention in syria polls vin to show a large majority of americans oppose military action. how can the u.s. build an international coalition when its leaders can't build one here at home? also, twitter, google and "the new york times" websites suffer cy
Al Jazeera America
Aug 24, 2013 10:00am EDT
death. >> michael madsen joins us now from san francisco. michael quite dramatic. why did you make this film? what was it that inspired you to take on this subject? >> it was very simple that the onkelo facility as it's called which means hiding place in finnish is building something in a foolproof manner that has to last without any human interference for 100,000 years. what does 100,000 years mean and what does this facility tell me about the time and civilization that i'm living in, this may be the most consciously postcivillization building on earth. >> it could outlive human beings, by putting these nuclear waste that would remain unsafe for such a long time that what would lap over those 100,000 years that it would take for the nuclear waste to become safe? >> the interesting thing about the construction principle behind this facility which is a template for any other such facility that might follow in the world but this is the only one and it's still under construction, the main construction principle is that it should be able to operate in a kind of stealth mode. the reason for
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 10:00am EDT
westernized eye doctor to becoming the president of syria using chemical weapons to massacre his own people. i appreciate you both being here. you interbothed bashar and his father -- >> yes, i did. >> what is your impression of this man? >> i interviewed him very early in his term as president. and he was an unknown. whereas his father had been really ruthless, but he was tough, ruthless, clever, and the son was an unknown quantity. >> despite his western leanings because he had been in london for so long -- >> yes, and i think there were some hopes that syria could be broken off from iran at that point, strategically. >> and ed this is not a guy who resembled your saddam hussein and gadhafis. how he has turned out to be very similar to those guys. >> he inherited a legacy from his father, and that background was always there, and he was surrounded by his father's strong men. he was torn between two worlds, one with the british wife, him being english speaking, enthralled by the internet and wanting to connect syria to the rest of the world, and then he had his father's old military
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 10:00pm EDT
lawmakers that intercepts of communications prove that they used chemical weapons. >> the jay toss the right. 272, the nos to the left, 285. >> british lawmakers said no to an attack on syria tonight, it was a major defeat, he had tried to persuade parliament that an armed response to the use of chemical wells was the right course of action. >> i strongly believe in the need for a tough response to the use of chemical weapons, but i also believe in respecting the will of this house of commons. it is very clear tonight, while the house has not passed a motion, it is clear to me that the british apartment reflecting the views of the people does not want to see british militarya. i get that and the government will act accordingly. >> u.s. defense secretary is in h the philippines tonight. we will have the latest information on our newscast at 11:00 eastern time. consider this, is next. >> the high cost of low wages. fast food worker pros test across america against low pay and a constant state of poverty. but consider this, would giving into their demands bring unintended consequences for
Al Jazeera America
Aug 31, 2013 10:00am EDT
syrian government dismissed u.s. intelligence on the use of chemical weapons. a shift in winds has carried smoke into several towns in yosemite national park. the winds into the san joaquin valley. regional authorities have issued a health control warning for residents in six counties while the fire is roughly 35% contained. affects of the 333 square mile blaze will be felt throughout the weekend. check out al jazeera.com. stay tuned for "consider this." more fuel to those who want to attack the country. but consider this: who will get helped and who will get hurt if america intervenes? also, more than a million syrian children, most under 11 are now refugees. the major humanitarian crisis and what's next for a generation of kids left homeless by war. plus, california losing big money off of the movie industry. why is the entertainment business escaping hollywood? google and the world brain, the internet giant plans to put every book in the world online but would that give google too much power? hello, i am antonio morrow. welcome to "consider this." we begin with syria. president
Al Jazeera America
Aug 21, 2013 10:00pm EDT
a look at the weapons use the in sire i can't. opposition groups say hundreds owere killed in the attack. >>> army first class bradley manning was sentenced to 35 years behind bars for the biggest leak of classified information released in history. his attorney said he'll ask for a pardon or at least commit the sentence forime served. >>> a wildfire is threatening california's yosemite national park. fire officials say 2,000 structures nearby are also in danger. the blaze has burned 27,000 square miles and 7,000 firefighters are fighting the fires. on one of the tapes president ronald reagan said of watergate this too will pass. of course it didn't, and nixon resigned in 1974. those are the headlines. consider this starts right now. s and on our twitter and good plus pages. jazeera america. >> i'm kim bondy, growing up in news was always important. you have this great product that you are ready to share with the country. i'm a part of a team that is moving in the same direction. o. next. there's more to financial news than the ups and downs of the dow. for instance, can fracking c
Al Jazeera America
Aug 23, 2013 1:00am EDT
. >>> president obama wants to use a rating system that will judge cools on affordability. college officials are worried that it could cost their institutions millions of dollars. but president obama said making college affordable is imperati imperative. >>> joboau biden returned home from a hospital where he received treatment for cancer of the brain. >>> a sinkhole swallowing everything including those trees. the 25-acre sinkhole opened up a year ago after an underground dome collapsed. those are your headlines. "consider this" starts now. this is the 900-page document we call obamacare. it could change costs, coverage, and pretty much all of healthcare in america. my show sorts this all out. in fact, my staff has read the entire thing. which is probably more than what most members of congress can claim. we'll separate politics from policy, and just prescribe the facts. content while setting new standards in journalism. >> a new voice of journalism in the u.s., al jazeera america. america. >> we tell the human store ri from around the block, across the country. >> if joe can't fi
Al Jazeera America
Aug 31, 2013 1:00am EDT
don't read books. instead they use ipads almost but should you be made aware if you are consuming them. that's next on "consider this." next. saudi arabia for that. ♪ right back. >> i believe, i'm stephanie sy. these are some of the stories we're following at this hour. >> this is the indiscriminate, inconceivable horror of chemical weapons. this is what assad did to his own people. >> secretary of state john kerry said the u.s. has the evidence that would justify an attack on syria. president obama is suggesting a limited attack is possible. today he'll make the argument to senators in hope of gaining their support in strike. >>> u.n. investigators will arrive in leno
Al Jazeera America
Aug 21, 2013 10:00am EDT
record has been challenged, team after team has fallin short. >> michael eaves joins us to talk more about that. the president was having a lot than the ups and downs of the dow. for instance, could striking workers in greece delay your retirement? i'm here to make the connections to your money real. >> al jazeera america, a new voice in american journalism. introduces america tonight. >> in egypt police fired tear gas -- >> a fresh take on the stories that connect to you. >> they risk never returning to the united states. >> we spent time with some members of the gangster disciples. mission. >> there's more to america, more stories, more voices, more points of view. now there's are news channel with more of what americans want to know. >> i'm ali velshi and this is "real money." this is "america tonight." sglovrjs our -- >> our news coverage reveal more of america's stories. this is the 900-page document we call obamacare. my staff has read the entire thing. can congress say the same? sure that stories don't escape them. >> every day a storm of views. how can you fully understand th
Al Jazeera America
Aug 20, 2013 10:00pm EDT
team has fallin short. >> michael eaves joins us to talk more about that. the president was having a lot r web-site. please go there al jazeera.com. >> we want to welcome you to al jazeera. here's a look at our headlines. the investigation reveals how cheap clothes for americans are putting children's lives in danger. burn up. more than 50 wildfires in the states and federal firefighters are running out of resources. and president obama asked to cut aid after dead. military funding is on the line.
Al Jazeera America
Aug 22, 2013 10:00pm EDT
chemical weapons were used on syrian citizens. >>> former new england patriot aaron hernandez was indicted on first degree murder charges. the former tight end pleaded not guilty to charges back in june. >>> a massive sinkhole in louisiana swallowing everything in sight. the 25-acre sinkhole opened up about a year ago after an underground salt dome collapsed. >>> those are the headlines at this hour. i'll see you back here at 11:00 eastern, 8 pacific time. consider this starts right now. ♪ the conversation on twitter, facebook and google plus. this is the 900-page document we call obamacare. it could change costs, coverage, and pretty much all of healthcare in america. my show sorts this all out. in fact, my staff has read the entire thing. which is probably more than what most members of congress can claim. we'll separate politics from policy, and just prescribe the facts. jazeera america. >> i'm kim bondy, growing up in news was always important. you have this great product that you are ready to share with the country. i'm a part of a team that is moving in the same direction.
Al Jazeera America
Aug 23, 2013 10:00pm EDT
mayor to resign since the 1980s. you can find us at aljazeera.com and consider this starts right now. responses. we'll be right back. what happens when social media uncovers unheard, fascinating news stories? the finnish waste. >> only that much of humanity for that much waste? >> it is a massive facility and it is something that most nations who have nuclear power are only about to enter. and only such nations, a gee like, japan for example, they are in an earthquake zone so that is not possible. when i was asking the finnish engineers are there any countries who can't perform something like this? they say in japan there is no way for them to put this anywhere. >> and the u.s. is making some attempts, we'll talk about that in a minute. but the question then arises if you don't come up with these you know underground facilities that somehow you can put all this nuclear waste in you are then storing nuclear waste in the case of the united states all over the country in much less safe situations. isn't that more worrisome? >> i think that it's possible to say that underground is most l
Al Jazeera America
Aug 30, 2013 1:00am EDT
respect the believe o belief ofe people. >> reporter: there is no doubt that chemical weapons were used against its own people. engal said there is prove that assad used the weapon. >>> russia is sending two warships into the eastern mediterranean. president vladimir putin said the move is to secure russian interests, and should not be seen as a threat to any nation. for more news go to www.aljazeera.com. >>> what happens when social media uncovers unheard, fascinating news stories? >> they share it. >> social media isn't an afterthought. america. >> al-jazeera social america community online. >> this is your outlet for those conversations >> post, upload and interact. >> every night, share undiscovered stories. >> the stream, tomorrow night, wouldn't believe there is a farm inside of it. ♪ saudi arabia for that. ♪ third. and you can kiss that puppy 0's >> hello, i'm stephanie sy. these are some of the stories we're following at this hour. the president's national security team briefed members congress on the crisis in syria, but the decision of if or when to use military force is s
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